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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby eagles21 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:46 pm

I just finished reading 'Salem's Lot. Really enjoyed it, although I was expecting more from the ending.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby steelerfan513 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:27 pm

I've gone through a couple summer reading books, so I'll post my reviews:

Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

Probably the best book I've ever read. It's a captivating, unusual story, one of the few books I actually felt motivated to read when I was bored. 9.7/10

The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien

I read it right after Life of Pi and it didn't live up to that, but it was enjoyable for a Vietnam War book. 8/10

Currently reading The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. Good so far.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby daullaz » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:34 pm

I really liked The Life of Pi too, though I remember struggling through the 80-some pages of exposition before we land on the raft out to sea. Once I trudged through that it was fantastic, I agree.

I'm reading a series by S.M. Stirling right now. The first book is called Dies The Fire, and it was one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time. Reading the second one in the series now, called the Protector's War. The basic premise is that something knocks out all mechanical/electrical devices on Earth (called the Change), meaning planes and cars stop in mid-motion and all chaos breaks loose. The chemical properties to cause combustion and explosion have been altered too so no more working guns. The action follows two different people, an ex-Marine and a Wiccan singer, on their separate journeys.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:48 am

anyone read The Road by Cormac McCarthy? i think i might check it out
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby knapplc » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:31 am

steelerfan513 wrote:
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

Probably the best book I've ever read. It's a captivating, unusual story, one of the few books I actually felt motivated to read when I was bored. 9.7/10


I quite liked Pi as well. I had no idea what was going on until the end, so the denouement was pretty awesome. ;-D
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:49 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:anyone read The Road by Cormac McCarthy? i think i might check it out

I'm a big McCarthy fan. For my money, he's the best living American writer, and I think The Road is among the most accessible of his work (at least of what I've read). It's a good book, a good story, and McCarthy's a master, so you know it's well-written, but if you haven't read him before there are a few things stylistically that might bother some readers and will take a little getting used to, namely, that he doesn't use quotation marks to denote dialogue. Anyway, I would definitely suggest The Road, and it's not a very long read. My favorite work by McCarthy is Blood Meridian, if you enjoy The Road, check it out.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby JasonSeahorn » Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:25 pm

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby daullaz » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:40 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:anyone read The Road by Cormac McCarthy? i think i might check it out

I'm a big McCarthy fan. For my money, he's the best living American writer, and I think The Road is among the most accessible of his work (at least of what I've read). It's a good book, a good story, and McCarthy's a master, so you know it's well-written, but if you haven't read him before there are a few things stylistically that might bother some readers and will take a little getting used to, namely, that he doesn't use quotation marks to denote dialogue. Anyway, I would definitely suggest The Road, and it's not a very long read. My favorite work by McCarthy is Blood Meridian, if you enjoy The Road, check it out.


The Road was the first McCarthy book I've read and I thought it was great. I also just discovered they've made it into a movie, which I think comes out this winter.
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby steelerfan513 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:33 pm

Just finished The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. Almost as good as Life of Pi, although I found this a little bit more predictable. Still, a great, captivating work of fiction with a lot of good information about Afghani culture and history in there as well. 9/10

On a side note, I can't believe I'm actually enjoying my school's summer reading. ;-D
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Re: What book are you reading right now??

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:02 pm

I'm reading the Kite Runner as well. Pretty good so far.
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